Acrobasis pyrivorella (pear fruit moth)
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PicturesTop of page
IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- Acrobasis pyrivorella (Matsumura)
Preferred Common Name
- pear fruit moth
Other Scientific Names
- Acrobasis pirivorella (Matsumura)
- Ectomyelois pirivorella (Matsumura)
- Ectomyelois pyrivorella (Matsumura)
- Eurhodope pirivorella (Matsumura)
- Nephopterix pirivorella Matsumura
- Nephopteryx pirivorella Matsumura
- Nephopteryx pyrivorella
- Numonia pirivora (Gerasimov)
- Numonia pirivorella (Matsumura)
- Numonia pyrivora Gerasimov
- Numonia pyrivorella (Matsumura)
- Rhodophaea pirivorella (Matsumura)
International Common Names
- English: pear driller; pear moth; pear pyralid
- French: pyrale pyrivore
- Russian: grushevaya ognevka
Local Common Names
- Japan: nashi-madaramei-ga
- NUMOPI (Numonia pyrivorella)
- RHOHPI (Rhodophaea pirivorella)
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Metazoa
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Subphylum: Uniramia
- Class: Insecta
- Order: Lepidoptera
- Family: Pyralidae
- Genus: Acrobasis
- Species: Acrobasis pyrivorella
Distribution TableTop of page
The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
Growth StagesTop of page Fruiting stage
List of Symptoms/SignsTop of page
|Fruit / abnormal shape|
|Fruit / discoloration|
|Fruit / frass visible|
|Fruit / internal feeding|
|Fruit / mummification|
|Fruit / obvious exit hole|
|Fruit / reduced size|
|Fruit / webbing|
|Inflorescence / external feeding|
Natural enemiesTop of page
Plant TradeTop of page
|Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transport||Pest stages||Borne internally||Borne externally||Visibility of pest or symptoms|
|Fruits (inc. pods)||larvae|
|Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport|
|Growing medium accompanying plants|
|Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches|
|True seeds (inc. grain)|
ReferencesTop of page
Danilevskii AS, 1958. The species of fruit moths (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Carposinidae, Tortricidae) injurious to fruit trees in the Far East. Revue d'Entomologie de l'URSS, 37:282-293.
EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm
Feng CJ, 1997. Studies on forecasting the occurrence of the main pear diseases and pests and their control. China Fruits, no. 1:41-43.
Gerasimov AM, 1926. Numonia pyrivora sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Phycitini) a pear pest in Primor'e territory. Entomologichnoe Obozrenie, 20:127-135.
Kishi K, 1971. History of chemical control for the main diseases and pests of Japanese pear. Japan Pesticide Information, 6:11-14.
Kondo T; Miyahara T, 1930. Fruit borers and a summary of their life-histories in Kwangtung, China. Journal of Plant Protection, 17:85-94.
Krylova M; Mevzos N, 1930. On the biology of the pear pyralid Numonia pyrivorella. Zashchita Rastenii, 5-6:659-662.
Matsumura S, 1900. New Japanese microlepidoptera. Entomologische Nachrichten Berlin, 26:193-199.
Muramatsu S, 1927. Notes on the life-histories and habits of four fruit moths in Chosen. Journal of the Agricultural Experimental Station Chosen, no. 16.
OEPP/EPPO, 1999. EPPO Standards PM 1/2(8) EPPO A1 and A2 lists of quarantine pests. In: EPPO Standards PM 1, General Phytosanitary Measures. Paris, France: EPPO, 5-17.
Savotikov YuF; Smetnik AI, 1995. Manual of the pests, diseases and weeds of quarantine significance for the territory of the Russian Federation. Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia: Arnika, 143-145.
Shutova NN, 1970. The pear moth Numonia pyrivorella. In: Guide to quarantine pests, diseases and weeds. Moscow, Russia; Kolos, 69-70.
Siezo NTN, 1968. List of important diseases and pests of economic plants in Japan. Tokyo, Japan: Japan Plant Protection Society.
Smith IM; McNamara DG; Scott PR; Holderness M, 1997. Quarantine pests for Europe. Second Edition. Data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Union and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. Quarantine pests for Europe. Second Edition. Data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Union and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization., Ed. 2:vii + 1425 pp.; many ref.
Umeya K, 1980. Major insect pests on deciduous fruit trees. In: Plant Protection in Japan. Agriculture Asia, 11 (special issue):216-223.
Xing YC; Zhai KA; Li SM, 1986. Observations on hibernation behaviour and injuries of overwintering larvae of Eurhodope pirivorella Matsunura and parasitic rate of its main natural enemies. Insect Knowledge, 23(4):165-169
CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI
CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI
Geoffrion R, 1987. Establishment of the first bases for agricultural warning stations in China, in the Province of Shaanxi. (Établissement des premières bases de stations d'avertissements agricoles en Chine, dans la Province du Shaanxi.). Phytoma. 14-18.
Savotikov YuF, Smetnik AI, 1995. Manual of the pests, diseases and weeds of quarantine significance for the territory of the Russian Federation., Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia: Arnika. 143-145.
Xing Y C, Zhai K A, Li S M, 1986. Observations on hibernation behaviour and injuries of overwintering larvae of Eurhodope pirivorella Matsunura and parasitic rate of its main natural enemies. Insect Knowledge. 23 (4), 165-169.
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